25 Songs, 1 Hour 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Norton Records rescued these obscure but classic garage rock sides that all miraculously came from the '60s teen scene in Fort Worth, Texas. A documentary film, Teen a Go Go, has since further explained this phenomenon. Fans of the Nuggets, Pebbles and Back from the Grave compilations will feel right at home with the thoroughly off-the-hook performances on each of the three volumes of this prized anthology. The third volume, contrary to logic, is just as strong as the two previous collections. The Gentlemen's "It's a Cry'n Shame" is blisteringly good. "Phantom" is yet another take on the classic "Night of the Sadist/Phantom" heard on previous volumes. The Jades' take on Don Covay's "Mercy Mercy" (likely learned from The Rolling Stones' version) features a lead vocal that personifies the wild and nasty sound of the best garage rock. The Elite's "I'll Come to You" shows the tender side of the Fort Worth teen sound. Jim Jones & The Chaunteys handclap and sing in joyous unison for "Baby (Better Get on Home)." What a great-sounding time capsule.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Norton Records rescued these obscure but classic garage rock sides that all miraculously came from the '60s teen scene in Fort Worth, Texas. A documentary film, Teen a Go Go, has since further explained this phenomenon. Fans of the Nuggets, Pebbles and Back from the Grave compilations will feel right at home with the thoroughly off-the-hook performances on each of the three volumes of this prized anthology. The third volume, contrary to logic, is just as strong as the two previous collections. The Gentlemen's "It's a Cry'n Shame" is blisteringly good. "Phantom" is yet another take on the classic "Night of the Sadist/Phantom" heard on previous volumes. The Jades' take on Don Covay's "Mercy Mercy" (likely learned from The Rolling Stones' version) features a lead vocal that personifies the wild and nasty sound of the best garage rock. The Elite's "I'll Come to You" shows the tender side of the Fort Worth teen sound. Jim Jones & The Chaunteys handclap and sing in joyous unison for "Baby (Better Get on Home)." What a great-sounding time capsule.

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